Littleton Regional Healthcare provides services for endoscopy during regular business hours and on-call coverage for emergency care. In addition to our endoscopist and anesthesia providers, our team is comprised of registered nurses.

For Gastroenterology including colonscopy services, please view Littleton Regional Healthcare Gastroenterology.

Endoscopy Providers


Jonathan Lamphier, MD

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EndoscopyGeneral Surgery

Daniel Underbakke, MD

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Howard Mitz, DO, FACOI

Howard Mitz, DO, FACOI

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Your pre-procedure appointment

When your procedure date is scheduled by your provider’s office they will also schedule you for a pre-procedure phone call with a registered nurse. This appointment will be the day before your procedure or the day before your procedure.

Preparation for your pre-procedure appointment phone call

  • Write down any questions or concerns you have regarding your upcoming procedure.
  • Be prepared to tell us your current medications including the dosages.
  • Be prepared to tell us your allergies and your reactions.
  • Be prepared to discuss with us your health history including a list of your previous surgical procedures.
  • Please plan on this interview typically requiring about 30 minutes of your time. We ask that you be available after 1:00 pm for us to call you for this appointment.
The day of your procedure
When you arrive for your visit
  • We ask that you check in with the admissions department on arrival to the hospital.
  • We ask that you arrive at the time you are scheduled.
  • Please bring a copy of your Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and/or guardian papers if applicable. This is a routine recommendation for all surgical/endoscopic procedure patients regardless of the type of procedure.
  • Please be sure to have a responsible adult accompany you, drive you home, and be available to assist you during your recovery at home. Your ride should be readily available.
  • You will be discharged home with instructions from your endoscopist.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Leave your valuables at home.
  • Bring a case for your glasses or contacts.

Examples of clear liquids include:
Water or ice
Clear fruit juices without pulp (not Orange Juice-this is not a clear liquid)
Jell-O (not red)
Clear broth
Coffee or tea (without cream or milk)
Soft drinks

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